Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Glossy Abelia

I'll be honest, I haven't taken these photos with my new camera; it's just too miserable outside. Hopefully I will get new shots soon (i.e., the weather will warm up), but in the meantime, some photos of Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora), still blooming at the NYBG back in December.

I'd never classify this plant as a specimen - it's loose sprawling habit requires too much maintenance to shape into anything sculptural - but it's a terrific massing plant for public or institutional landscapes.

And obviously, it blooms well into the winter. I'd be curious how it has handled these 20 degree days.

Abelia x grandiflora is a hybrid of Abelia chinensis and uniflora.


Anonymous said...

I think we're all waiting for the weather to warm up, but your "cold" looks a lot more inviting than ours. Lovely shots that make me sigh. :)

Jennifer G. Horn said...

Thanks, Nancy - your site is beautiful though you're right: I certainly don't envy your weather!!

I'll be adding you to my links page. Love your site.